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HPER H180: Stress Prevention & Management

How do you know if your information is authoritative?

Read these two articles from Which one is "right"?

  1. You Asked: Should I Take Turmeric Supplements? (August 5, 2015)
  2. Turmeric May Not Be a Miracle Spice After All (January 12, 2017)

How do the articles differ from this one below?

Nelson, K.M., Dahlin, J.L., Bisson, J., Graham, J., Pauli, G. F. & Walters, M.A. (2017), Essential Medicinal Chemistry of Curcumin, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00975.

Let's define "authoritative" -- what are your criteria?

Grumpy cat "You know you're really stressed when you get on your own nerves
  • What are the author's credentials?
  • What's the website's reputation?
  • Do the authors reference their sources?
  • How current is the information? What is the date it was published?
  • What type of article is it?
  • What's the tone of the article? Are they biased or trying to persuade you in some way?
  • Is the information peer-reviewed?

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

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